(NaturalNews) During the 14th and 15th century pandemic, the black death killed nearly half the world's population, according to, Bubonic Plague: Yesterday's Scourge--and Tomorrow's?
As present-day cases of bubonic plague reappear in parts of North America and Europe, people are seeking natural methods to fortify themselves against this devastating disease. Due to its remarkable ability to destroy numerous toxic pathogens, garlic possesses the clout to kill plague.
Bubonic plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinis pestis and is spread primarily by infected fleas found on rats.
It is important to take fast action when plague strikes to save your life. Recognizing it as bubonic plague in its earlier stages can be difficult because initial symptoms mimic the flu with fever, chills and weakness. Treatment in the first 24 hours is critical to destroy the bacteria. Certain antibiotics such as stremptomycin, aureomycin and chloramphenicol have been used to treat plague patients, however, due to overuse, the plague bacteria is no longer responsive to most antibiotics.
As bubonic plague works its way deeper into your system, it settles in the lymph nodes, spreading rapidly to the skin through the lymphatic system. Severe trembling accompanied by profuse sweating, subcutaneous hemorrhaging, and painful, dark reddish-purple spots rapidly develop. In addition, painful hypersensitive buboes form in the lymph nodes of the armpit and groin. The buboes may swell as large as oranges, and fill with pus and blood. If the buboes are not carefully lanced, the infection causes blood poisoning. The disease is highly contagious and spread when the buboes burst. Left untreated, plague is 100 people fatal.
Garlic has been used medicinally by many cultures around the world for thousands of years. In the 1700s, gravediggers in Europe drank wine containing crushed garlic or ate fresh garlic in an effort to ward off plague. The amazing disease-fighting powers of garlic have repeatedly tested true in thousands of studies.
Garlic possesses potent, natural antibiotic and antimicrobial properties able to protect against plague. Garlic is also high in antioxidants that destroy free radicals, supporting a strong immune system. The active ingredient in garlic, allicin, contains antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties known to kill numerous disease-causing bacteria.
Using garlic medicinally
Because garlic has such strong immune-building properties, regular supplementation acts prophylactically, preventing bubonic plague from taking hold. The best way to use garlic to prevent and treat plague is by consuming it raw every day. Crushing it first releases it's powerful properties, increasing its potency. Next best use it in cooked foods in large quantities, daily.
Don't like the smell or taste of fresh garlic? If that's the case, take freeze dried garlic supplements in capsules form. Not as effective as fresh garlic, however, these can be taken daily especially if there is word of plague in your area.
Garlic can thin the blood, so if you're taking it daily in any form, contact your natural health practitioner if you also take prescription blood thinners.
Other natural substances that treat plague
Along with garlic, there are other extremely potent, natural antimicrobial substances that can be used to prevent and treat bubonic plague. Yersinis pestis is available in homeopathic form and can be used prophylactically, as well as to treat active plague. Colloidal silver destroys bacteria and is especially helpful in treating conditions of the skin as well as when taken internally. Echinacea was used internally to cure blood poisoning, and calendula is highly effecting at fighting bacterial infections, both on the skin and internally. Other potent natural antibiotics that fight plague are oil of oregano, olive leave extract, turmeric, and manuka honey.
If you suspect you have come into contact with bubonic plague, seek medical assistance immediately.Sources for this article include:http://uncw.edu/smec/gk_fellows/Documents/BubonicPlague.pdfhttp://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Black_Plague.pdfhttp://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/garlic-000245.htmhttp://fitsweb.uchc.edu/student/selectives/atolsdorf/garlic.htmlAbout the author:
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